Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
William Howard Taft (18571930)
There is only one thing I wast to say about Ohio that has a political tinge, and that is that I think a mistake has been made of recent years in Ohio in failing to continue as our representatives the same people term after term. I do not need to tell a Washington audience, among whom there are certainly some who have been interested in legislation, that length of service in the House and in the Senate is what gives influence.
President WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, speech before the Ohio Society, Washington, D.C.Quoted in the Congressional Record, May 23, 1916, vol. 53, p. 8527.